Fort Leonard Wood chaplains are finding new ways to minister to Soldiers and community members during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to officials at the Religious Support Office. Through virtual mediums like weekly video live streams on social media, and through in-person services like ministering to Soldiers in quarantine, chaplains are going above and beyond to preserve what they call a … [Read more...] about Chaplains find new ways to minister during pandemic
Special to GUIDON The Drill Sergeant Resiliency Program is a Fort Leonard Wood joint effort to strengthen drill sergeants and families during their high operational training of Initial Entry Training and Advanced Individual Training Soldiers. In June, Military Family Life counselors joined Chaplain (Maj.) Miller Eichelberger, family life chaplain, to make their counseling services … [Read more...] about Military Family Life counselors, chaplain engage drill sergeants in spiritual resiliency training
Special to GUIDON Chaplain (Capt.) Joseph McCall placed first in both evaluation and speech contests at the District 8 Spring Conference held each year in Earth City, Missouri. There were five top contestants competing from five different divisions in Missouri and Illinois. His speech titled, “No More Monkey Business,” earned first place. In this speech, he spoke of the difficulty of a … [Read more...] about Chaplain wins two Toastmasters contests at district
Fort Leonard Wood hosted the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast at Pershing Community Center May 1. The event, titled “Becoming a Leader God Can Use,” featured four prayers: for the nation, for the president and congress, for the military, and for the community. Chaplains led the prayers following performances from the 399th Army Band and two congregational songs, “Amazing Grace,” and “Sweet … [Read more...] about Soldiers, leaders break bread at National Prayer Breakfast
By Chaplain (Capt.) Thomas Robinson Special to GUIDON There is a tradition at Fort Leonard Wood, the home of the U.S. Army Engineer School, 554th Engineer Battalion. Before every new engineer, whether officer or enlisted, is inducted into the engineer regiment, the unit chaplain leads them in the Prayer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. According to retired Chaplain (Col.) Harold … [Read more...] about In the works: FLW graduate created first USACE prayer
Photos and interviews by Sam Campbell “During AIT, I had this spiritual experience. I was always a Christian, always a little more religious than my friends. There’s no greater parish in the world. You get to live with your parish, which is pretty neat. You literally go to the field, you’re sleeping next to the people that the next day, you’re going to get up and go to church service for them. … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: Why did you become a chaplain?
The Fort Leonard Wood Chaplains Corps held its first co-parenting training event Feb. 20 and 21 at the Main Post Chapel. The event, named “One Heart, Two Homes: Co-parenting Kids to a Positive Future,” is part of a curriculum created by Tammy and Jay Daughtry, co-founders of The Center for Modern Family Dynamics and guest speakers of the event. Co-parenting is a situation where a child is … [Read more...] about Chaplains receive specialized co-parent, blended family training
To serve those who serve, where others fear to go Born, raised and educated in Romania, Chaplain (Cpt.) George Oanca, pronounced Wonka, currently serves as a religious support officer for the 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Chemical Brigade here on Fort Leonard Wood. But how he found himself here is no average tale. “It is a long story, but I’ll try to make it short,” he said … [Read more...] about One chaplain’s faith and duty